May 18, 2022

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Monday, May 10th, 2021

Trade Desk faces uncertainty in post-pandemic advertising market

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, right, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

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| Friday, May 7th, 2021

Westlake Village BioPartners makes big bet on gene therapy with Capsida

East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

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| Friday, May 7th, 2021

Pandemic has hastened ascent of e-commerce, trade expert tells Port of Hueneme

Latest news, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Since the Great Recession of 2008, the e-commerce trade has grown nearly 20% each year, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated that trend. That was one of the themes of a talk on May 4 by Marianne Rowden, the founder of TradeNerd and former president and CEO of the American Association of Importers and Read More →

| Friday, May 7th, 2021

Sports businesses ramp up as training and play return

East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

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| Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Interlink shares drop after report of first-quarter losses

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

Interlink Electronics, an Irvine-based sensor manufacturer with its primary research and development facility in Camarillo, saw its revenue dip and its net loss increase when it released its earnings for the first quarter of 2021. According to the company’s May 6 earnings release, Interlink generated revenue of $1.56 million in the first quarter of 2021, Read More →

| Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

MIT to drop affiliation with Central Coast Enterprise Forum

Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, right, South Coast, Startups, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum Global will be closing its program effective June 30 and is asking all of its affiliated chapters, including the Central Coast chapter, to discontinue all association with the brand.  The news came in an April 30 email to Enterprise Forum chapters from the CEO of MIT Technology Review, Read More →

| Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Inogen reports big drop in losses in Q1

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Inogen, a medical device company specializing in portable oxygen concentrators, saw a slight dip in revenue in the first quarter of 2021, but shrinking losses and continued growth in its new focus area of device rentals. The Goleta company reported its first quarter earnings after the markets closed May 4, and highlighted revenue for the Read More →